Spiced Angel Cake

  • 1/2 Cup California natural or golden raisins
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Package angel food cake mix


Chop raisins very fine; set aside. Add spices to the dry cake mix ingredients. Dredge raisins with 2 tablespoons of dry mix; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Carefully fold in raisins and any remaining dredging mix. Turn into ungreased 10-inch tube pan and bake as directed. Immediately after baking, invert pan on funnel or bottle to cool completely.

Raisin Butter Icing

  • 1/4 Cup California natural or golden raisins
  • 1/4 Cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 Teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 31/2 Cups sifted powdered sugar

For Raisin Butter Icing, chop raisins fine. Beat all remaining ingredients together until light and fluffy, then blend in raisins. When cake is completely cool, remove from pan and spread with icing.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 340 (Calories from Fat 11%); Total Fat 4 ( Saturated Fat 2.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 10; Sodium 360; Potassium 123; Total Carbohydrate 73; Dietary Fiber <1; Sugars 64; Protein 4; Calcium 65; Iron <1;

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Raisins are great food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.